Monthly Archives: November 2012

Friday Sketch Challenge 31 Reminder

Christmas card using robin from Ladybug Crafts Inc

Just a quick post to remind everyone there is still a few days left to get your entries in to the Friday Sketch Challenge, sponsored by Ladybug Crafts Inc I used the Christmas Robin Delight stamp again for my card and gave it a bit of a distressed look this time.

Christmas card using robin from Ladybug Crafts Inc

Supplies:

Christmas Robin Delight stamp
GCD Studios paper
Ribbon from Cullen Crafts
Stampendous glitter
Copic Pens
Distress Ink

Ivy trails tag

This stamp set from Chocolate baroque is called Ivy trails and although it was a little difficult to cut out it was worth it. I used pearly mists and glimmer mists to create all the colour on my tag and I stamped with Distress ink. Dont forget it is your last week to enter this months challenge over at Crafty Bloggers network to be in with a chance of winning a clear stamp set from our sponsors.

Friday Sketch Challenge 31 with Ladybug Crafts Inc.

Christmas Robin card

A new sketch this week at the Friday Sketch Challenge and we are sponsored by Ladybug Crafts inc.

I have used one of their stamps called Christmas Robin Delight to make my card along with Debra’s Sketch.

Christmas Robin card

Supplies:

Christmas Robin Delight digi stamp coloured with copics
Flower Soft polar white
Card Candi
Boofle Paper pack
Greeting and ribbon

Bright Owl Zendala Dare 32

It has been a while since I blogged one of my Swap Bot swaps so I thought I would share this Mandala I have created for December’s swap. I found another challenge blog for Zentangle called The Bright Owl Zendala Dare. The mandala template is Number 32 and I had great fun with it, I used some linnen effect paper to add a little interest and texture and I am really pleased with how it turned out.

December zentangle Mandala

Toread Autumn postcards

Toread Post Card

I fell in love with these little Toread characters as soon as I saw them, they are just too cute (so much so I ordered 3 more stamps). Here are 2 postcards I made for a swap using the stamps I got with the CD (when it was on Create and Craft). I sprayed some kraft card with a  pearly mist spray and then cut some leaves using a cuttlebug die. I ran the leaves through various embossing folders to give them some texture and glued them randomly on the card around the cut out Toread character (who were coloured with Copic pens ).

Toread Post Card

Brush strokes in the wild Zebra

Card made with the Zebra from Brush strokes in the wild cd

Here is another card from the Brush Strokes in the Wild CD. This time I used the Zebra image and the sketch from Friday Sketch challenge number 30  (remember you have until the 22nd november to join us)

Card made with the Zebra from Brush strokes in the wild cd

Supplies:

Brush Strokes in the Wild CD by Card Creations Plus
Decoupage Matt Duo Paper
Spellbinders Fancy Framed tags 1 and Labels 1
Memory Box Corner bow
Ivory Card Blank
Peel Off Greeting

Chocolate Baroque Christmas baubles

Merry Christmas card using Chocolate Baroque stamps

The clear stamps from Chocolate Baroque are fabulous to use and stamp really well, I used WOW embossing powders on these little beauties to give them that extra pop. Join us over at Crafty Bloggers Network this month for a chance of winning your very own set of their clear stamps.

Merry Christmas card using Chocolate Baroque stamps

Supplies:

Chocolate Baroque Stamps
Wow embossing powder
Marianne pine tree branch die
Ribbon
Boofle paper pack
Card blank

Friday Sketch Challenge meets Boofle

It is time for another sketch over at the Friday Sketch Challenge Blog and this week I have a boofle card for you (yes another one!) Janine has a great sketch for you to try out so why not come and join us.

Supplies:

Boofle cardstock stickers, decoupage and paper pack

Brush Strokes in the Wild Elephant

Elephant Group from Brush strokes in the wild cd

Whilst at the SECC I picked up the Brush Strokes in the Wild CD from Card Creations Plus and here is one of the sample cards I made for Nigel to take to the NEC. The art work on this cd is just stunning, Stan Kaminski is a very talented artist and it is great to be able to use his creations. I used the Elephant group from the CD and printed them onto Print It Decoupage paper (it prints out great every time) although you cant see it very well, the elephants are decoupaged up.

Elephant Group from Brush strokes in the wild cd

New Challenge sponsored by Chocolate Baroque

Wow the month of October has gone by so quickly, it is time for a new challenge over at the Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge blog. This month we are very lucky to be sponsored by Chocolate Baroque who have provided the DT with some yummy stamps to play with. Here is the first card that I have made using the stamps and some distress ink along with some newly discovered pearly mist sprays.

Christmas Card using Chocolate Baroque Stamps

 

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